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Polaroid PDC 2300Z - USB on a Mac

I was given this camera (see subject) without a manual, and used the enclosed digi-USB cable supplied with it, and set the camera to "PC" but nothing comes up on my Mac desktop. I tried rebooting computer, turning camera On and Off... un and re-plugging cable; all the usual troubleshooting things.
Is this one of those "Windows only" situations?  All I want to do is transfer pix to my computer (Mac G4, OSX 10.4.11) and even my cell phone comes right up on the screen!  If this IS a PC only thing, is there anything I can get (different cable, etc) to "convert" so I can use this camera with my Mac??
Thank you in advance for your help!!!!

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Sadly some makers think only Winderz get support. You might look in /Applications for Image Capture which comes with OS X If you still aren't seeing anything usable you might try Graphicconverter (shareware)  GC is pretty good at pulling stuff out of grumpy devices

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You have put this question on a website. This is a public forum where people like you and me put questions about our experiences with things around us. People who have a solution or want to share similar experiences then answer these questions. I think you need to contact GE to get the cable you need. This forum will not be able to provide that.

If you refer to page 64 of the manual (see link below) you will see how to connect to PC with the USB port. The other method is to print to a Pictbridge compatible printer. You will use the same USB cable to connect to the printer PictBridge port. (this is not the same as the printer USB port which connects Printer direct to computer). See page 68 of manual.
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